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Howdy all. I've recently switched my profile over to 2006.1, and as a result, am attempting to recompile with the new USE flags. Unfortunately, we are having a problem. Basically, ...
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- 09-05-2006 #1
Upgrading to 2006.1...
Basically, nptl (which glibc now compiles with) requires a CHOST of i486 or better. Mine is i386, presumably because I did the Stage3 install (as the Handbook now does) on my latest install. I know that my computer works with i686, but everything in the Gentoo forums says that changing the CHOST is a horrible idea that causes puppies to fall on ironclad bamboo stakes. Or something along those lines.
So the idea is, how can I change the CHOST to allow my glibc to update?
- 09-05-2006 #2Originally Posted by Cabhan
I only figured out that I have to change the CHOST when I was in the middle of the first emerge -e sistem, after starting the upgrade from gcc-3.4 to gcc-4.1. With some searching around, mainly on the gentoo forums, I followed the recommendations of one of the gentoo forum admins. He's since improved those into a mini how-to, which you can read here. What I did was very similar, but without all of the checking of the various files. After changing the CHOST, I did
emerge --oneshot -e glibc binutils gcc emerge -e sistem #note that every now and then emerge would exit with an error, whereupon I would use emerge --resume, worked every time emerge -e world #same comment as above, though this didn't work for about 5 non-critical packages
I'll post here if I encounter any errors, though I'm not expecting anything serious.
- 09-06-2006 #3Originally Posted by psic
The only thing which didn't work at first was the sound. Note to self: when sound doesn't work, don't go play with alsa-conf... check if the bloody speakers are plugged in first
- 09-06-2006 #4
Ah, same thing happened to me.
Done all of psic's mentioned steps, but the -e world is taking ages, thanks to the fact that I have to stop-start it each day.
No breakage so far, except for distcc (which doesn't work at all now, but once did) which has drawn out the whole thing over a week.
It doesn't hurt to start-stop the emerging process when your doing an --emptytree does it?
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- 09-06-2006 #5
I did a stage 3 install last time, and my CHOST is i686. I chose the 686 tarball instead of the generic x86. I did that on purpose.
You should be able to change your CHOST, but you will HAVE to recompile everything. Get ready for a long, long compile.
I recently switched to the 2006.1 profile, and did an "emerge -avuDN world" to check the use flags (and edited as necessary), then I went ahead and let it build. I have always used nptl and nptlonly in my use flags, so there were no surprises here.
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- 09-06-2006 #6
Yeah, the CHOST has been changed successfully, but I'm having trouble re-emerging Locale-gettext. I found some threads in the Gentoo forum about it, so I'm working on that right now.
Thanks for the help so far, guys. I'll let you know how it goes.